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Re: Hacker Stories, Certs, vs Projects - Was Re: Technitium MAC Address Changer
From: "ankur jindal" <ankurjn113 () hotmail com>
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2006 03:52:52 +0000

Hey everyone
I am a fresh graduate just out of school with no industry experience of security, just academic work. I am looking for security work but almost all the positions in the pen-test area require n years of experience or a certification. Unless I start work in the security field and actually experience how things work I do not get the prereq experience to deserve the certification as per most. But again if I get a certification without any experience then that doesn't help either for others.

What should I gather from this discussion then?

Not true. Certification can provide those lacking experience to show ability and be an asset to an >organization in that particular field. So it can show credibility where no experience exists. People >already do this now looking to switch job descriptions, need to learn a specific aspect of a job, seek to >enhance current ability, or to improve their marketability for new jobs.

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